Daniel Carroll

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Birthday
22, 1730
Birthplace
Upper Marlboro, MD
Death Date
Jul 5, 1796 (65)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1730
Birthplace
Upper Marlboro, MD
Death Date
Jul 5, 1796 (65)

About

American Founding Father, planter and politician who signed both the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. He was a strong advocate for the idea of a government that was directly responsible to the people of the country.

Before Fame

He was educated at the College of St. Omer in Flanders, Belgium.

Trivia

He was initially barred from holding political office because of his Catholic faith; however, the unjust colonial law was overturned in 1776, at which point he began serving on the Maryland legislature. Soon thereafter, he became a member of the Continental Congress.

Family Life

He was born into a prominent Catholic family in Maryland, and his brother, John Carroll, served as both the first American Catholic Archbishop and the founder of Georgetown University.

Associated With

He was a close friend and political ally of first United States President, George Washington.